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Jun, 2019

How Can I Lower My High Blood Pressure?

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What is a Dangerous Level of Blood Pressure? Each person experiences some variation in blood pressure during the day and as they age. Care for high blood pressure generally occurs when readings are higher than 130/80. A hypertensive crisis…

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May, 2019

How Often Should I Get a Pap Smear?

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Why is a Pap Smear Performed? A pap smear has two functions: to test for cervical cancer and to detect the human papillomavirus (HPV), that can lead to cervical cancer. Pap smears are usually administered along with a pelvic exam. Finding abnormal cells early means stopping cervical cancer in its tracks before it can negatively affect your health. Who Should Get Regular Pap Smears? It’s recommended that women who are…

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Mar, 2019

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are two terms that are often used interchangeably, however there are vast differences from symptoms to treatment. What is Dementia? Dementia refers to a group of symptoms, including impaired thinking and memory. These changes interfere with your daily life and activities, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. They go beyond simply forgetting someone’s name. It causes you to have problems with at least two of…

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Jan, 2019

Is Acid Reflux Genetic?

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What Is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is a common digestive problem. Acid reflux, which is also known as heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows back from the stomach and into the esophagus. Due to the high acidic content, this can cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as burning sensations in the chest. More than 15 million people in the United States experience heartburn daily. What Are the Symptoms of Acid Reflux? The…

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Nov, 2018

When Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

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Having a colonoscopy is an important part of screening for colon cancer and other disorders that affect the gastrointestinal system. When you should get one depends on certain factors, such as your age and risk of colon cancer. Find out more about colonoscopies, so you can determine if it’s time to have one done. Uses for a Colonoscopy Why should you consider having a colonoscopy done? This test can show…

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Sep, 2018

What is Vascular Screening?

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Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is a condition that refers to any disease or disorder of your circulatory system outside of your brain and heart. It’s a broad term that can mean any disorder that affects any of your blood vessels. PVD is sometimes called peripheral artery disease (PAD). The difference is PAD involves only the arteries and PVD includes both arteries and veins. What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease? PVD is…

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